Publication date: 31st July 2012
Paperback edition: 222 pages
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.
Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer baling hay?
Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He’d been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she’d received the phone call from Josh’s mother saying he’d been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva’s carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.
Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.
Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips. - goodreads.com
Favourite quote: “I understood that pain was real and sometimes things didn't last. Sometimes you just had to enjoy it while it lasts and cherish it when it's gone.”
Please be aware that this book is for a mature YA audience or an adult audience!
I absolutely adored this book and I finished it in one day! I cried, I laughed and it left a massive smile on my face! The characters were very likable and the plot was so good and written amazingly! I have loved every book by Abbi Glines so far and this one has to be my favourite! While It Lasts is told from Eva Brooks and Cage York's point of views and I loved being able to get inside both of their heads as it made the story even better and you could see how each character was feeling at different points of the book. I really liked Eva and I felt so sorry for her after we found out her story and that she had been through so much and it was great to take her journey with her as she got stronger. Cage York = YUM! I thought that Cage was hot, protective and sweet but he was also a bit of a man whore until he met Eva and then his world changed. Cage also helped Eva love again and I thought that this was amazing and so lovely. I thought that Jeremy Beasley was a great support to Eva after what had happened to them both and he had helped her and himself through a really tough time.The ending nearly had me in tears as it was so sad and then it was just sweet and then it made me smile and then cry again! Abbi Glines really knows how to write the sweetest, saddest letters! Eva and Cage were super cute together and I actually did not want to reach the last page of this book as that meant that I would have to leave their story but hopefully they will continue to be in the Sea Breeze series. The cover is also so hot!